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  • Digital Footprint
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    Impact of the Amendments to FRE 902 on E-Discovery Professionals

    Amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 902 went into effect on December 1, 2017. One of the primary objectives of the amendments was to simplify the process of admitting into evidence electronically stored information (ESI), hopefully reducing discovery costs and burdens along the way. Specifically, the amendments added two new paragraphs: (1) FRE 902(13), which addresses records generated by an electronic process or system; and (2) FRE 902(14), which addresses data copied from an electronic device, storage medium or file, and contains a digital identification (a/k/a “hash value”). While addressing these important changes, the focus here is on the implications of these amendments for litigation support professionals.

  • Ten Tips to Becoming Savvy in E-Discovery Databases for the Non-Expert
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    Ten Tips to Becoming Savvy in E-Discovery Databases for the Non-Expert

    A couple of weeks ago, I had an enlightening conversation with an attorney who recently joined our firm. He is a fairly experienced database user who asked me if we had specific database training for attorneys and made an interesting comment: "I don't just want to know how it works; I want to know how to really use it." In other words, how can I leverage e-discovery technology in order to make my job more efficient, more effectual and offer better value for my client?

  • Five Tips to Enhance E-Discovery Project Management Impact
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    Five Tips to Enhance E-Discovery Project Management Impact

    E-Discovery project managers provide a valuable skill set that keeps litigation discovery on-track. As a result, they can have a huge effect on the level of success of their clients' projects. How can we increase the odds that the effect is positive? A project manager can maximize his organizational impact by adopting five simple habits.

  • Winning the E-Discovery Groundhog Day with Data Repositories
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    Winning the E-Discovery Groundhog Day with Data Repositories

    As clients become more engaged as stakeholders in the EDRM, they hope to avoid a “groundhog day” loop of collect, process, review and produce in one case, then rinse and repeat for ensuing matters which  cover a similar data universe. An e-discovery data repository containing previously processed, and often previously reviewed, data can short circuit this loop.